Consider a time when you took a leisurely stroll through a park in your city or town. You were embracing and experiencing the sights and sounds of Nature and letting her speak to your soul. Now think about other times you walked in the same park, same conditions, and all you could experience was the drone of your own confused thoughts and feelings.

What made the difference between these two experiences?

A choice.

Just a simple decision to listen deeply, beyond the chatter of ego and illusion and hear the wisdom within.

That difference in experience can occur, no matter what is going on in your life, no matter how many deadlines or busy-ness your life includes. It can happen the instant you choose to listen to the wise, old soul you really are and let that wisdom guide your life.

Intention can shift everything. It works best with simple, straightforward sentences that can be held in the mind. Intentions can also be a word, a phrase, or an image that can anchor you in the energy you are wanting to manifest. A visualization of being happy, healthy, whole and complete is the best and simplest intention to hold. You can also add to that mental picture any goal you wish to attain of any healing you want to occur. It is important to visualize the result of what you want as already completed. If you really want to move forward in your life, you must surrender the illusion of powerlessness you have had until now. You are powerful.

You are more powerful than you can even imagine. You, and you alone, have the power to completely shift every aspect of your life. No exceptions. Not one other person needs to understand this but you in order to change your life experience.

You are powerful. More powerful than you can imagine. I had to write that again. I need to emphasize this point very strongly because if you get nothing else from this post, know this… YOU ARE POWERFUL!

The entire universe flows in response to decisions. Simple choices, really. Left or right? Blue or orange? Yes or no? These tiny, daily choices form the basis of our very lives. A positive intention hones and focuses these tiny choices into deliberate acts of self-love. Intention allows us to mindfully choose our lives instead of haphazardly following the flow of other people’s decisions. We focus, we choose, we live. In the process, we find the true source of happiness was within us all along.


Read more in the book The Secret Art of Happiness: Change Your Life with the Reiki Ideals.